Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
in newtown, connecticut. anderson cooper 360 starts now. >> thanks very much and good evening. there is only one story tonight. you know what it is. we have new details to tell but and we won't pretend we understand it any better than after it happened. it is a horror beyond words. kids as young as 5 years old. sadly to the names columbine and jonesboro, we have to add newtown, connecticut to virginia tech add sandy hook elementary, the second deadliest school shooting ever. 20 little kids and seven adults and the shooter who took his own life. all in a close-knit quiet community 90 minutes from new york. we will give you the latest information, but what we will not do is repeat the shooter's name over and over again. we don't want history to remember this murderer. we want history to remember the victims, the teachers and the children, those whose lives have been unfairly taken. we have a teamworking on the tragedy and we have soledad o'brien on the scene. there vigils tonight. we will be checking in with her shortly. vigils to tell you about as the people come to grips with what happened.
Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
, including soledad o'brayen on the scene. >> a vigil held tonight. the people of newtown trying to come to grips with what has happened. just behind us this morning. right now, right now, this is still an active crime scene that means many of the bodies are lying where they fell inside the school, including the body of a killer. we want to at least tell you his name. and as anderson, we won't be repeating it much tonight at all. 20 years old. his mother taught at the school. she was found dead at the family home. unclear exactly how she died or when she died. >> soledad, the idea that those kids are still in the school, i mean, it is such a horrific image to think about tonight, and for the parents, not to be able to see their children yet. >> yeah, the police say it's an active crime scene and they told us they thought by sunday, they would be able to have the crime scene part of it and the investigation at least that portion of the wrapped up. but now we're getting told that actually it might be even as soon as tomorrow morning. but as you can imagine, knowing your child has perished
Dec 14, 2012 10:00pm PST
tonight. the people of newtown trying to come to grips with what happened here. behind us, this morning. right now, right now, this is still an active crime scene. that means that many of the bodies are lying still where they fell inside of that school, including the body of a killer. we want to at least tell you his name. it is adam lanza. as anderson said we are not going to repeat it much tonight at all. his mother taught at the school. she was found dead at the family home. . it's unclear how she died or when she died. >> the police say it is an active crime scene than and they told us they thought by sunday they would be able to have the crime scene part of it, the investigation at least that portion of it wrapped up. it might be as soon as tomorrow morning. as you can imagine, knowing that your child has perished inside of that school and you can't even go and get a body. it would be a horrific thing. >> let's hope the children are brought home soon. we know the mother of the shooter legally purchased the weapons that were used. hln's rita cosby said he broke his way in to the sch